Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
I want to FIND a doula.
Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
I want to BECOME a doula.
It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
I AM a doula.
We’d love to have you join thousands of doulas around the world as a member of DONA International.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
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DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Jessica English, CD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE The research on doulas is solid. Doulas improve outcomes for both parents and babies. Over the next six months, this blog will examine the six documented benefits of having a doula at one’s birth. We know that there are...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Many reasons for becoming a doula As a birth doula trainer for many years, I have learned that there are a variety of reasons that people take a birth doula workshop. Some people want to support a friend or...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE What do postpartum doulas carry in their bag? New birth doulas are often very concerned about what to pack in their “birth bag” – the bag that they bring with them to every birth that is...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, LCE Hopefully, you have heard about the new Committee Opinion: Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth put out last month by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and endorsed by...read more